Activists for change have today launched a week of walk to work phase two starting next week.
Activists for change on Thursday launched a week of what they called phase two of the walk to work campaign starting next week.
Announcing the launch at their office at Katonga road in Kampala, the national coordinator Mathias Mpuuga says the walk to work will start on Monday and end with a rally at Kololo Independence Grounds on Saturday.
Mpuuga says unlike the previous walk to work protests that took place in few parts of the country, activists all over the nation will be walking across the country. Respective Members of Parliament in favour of the activists are to walk in their own constituencies.
The campaign is to focus the attention of policy makers on the intensifying economic hardships caused by inflation, escalating cost of living and wastage of public resources.
He adds that the campaign aims to highlight the two most pressing issues of the day which include the economic crisis and corruption. The activists cite the soaring inflation, escalating unemployment, and rising fuel and food prices.
The A4C officials also add that they are overwhelmed with scandal after scandal of unmitigated loss of public resources through government’s negligence and outright theft by public officials.
Mpuuga castigates government’s attempt to whitewash corruption and wastage through selective prosecution and resignations of senior cabinet members. He argues that it is ineffective and an affront to the people of this nation.
The President has stated that he has had complete oversight of all oil contracts and the activists are now demanding for a thorough and open investigation of the President and his Cabinet in the oil bribery scandal.
Mpuuga says Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi should follow the cue of his colleagues and resign immediately together with the whole cabinet since the activists are not convinced that this government can lead the fight against corruption.
When contacted for a comment, the deputy police spokesperson Vincent Sekatte said he still has to consult and will give an official statement regarding the nationwide campaign tomorrow.
The campaign has been launched under the theme; liberate your self, walk for change. The leaflets indicate that Uganda has been separated into two, one with the government agenda and another with a family agenda.
The Government agenda promotes corruption, nepotism, human rights abuse, war, tear gas, low salaries and high taxes. The family agenda includes lack of school fees, food, rent, high taxes and lack of drugs, clothes and debt.
While the government agenda states for God and my stomach, the poor Ugandans are asking what next and the only solution is to leave their means of transport at home and walk to work.
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